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Copper tubing?


#1

Hi all,

I am on the hunt for a certain form of copper tubing and having
trouble finding it. I am looking for copper tubing that has
about a quarter inch diameter and is the hard tempered staight
stock. I have looked at all my local hardwares,plumbing suppliers
and refrigeration suppliers. The only straight stock they carry
is a half inch and up. They have the quarter inch but it is the
soft coiled tubing. I know it exists because I have some that was
given to me but have no idea where it came from. I have tried
contacting a couple of tubing manufacturing companies that I
found on the web with no response yet. I’m assuming they probably
only sell in large amounts. Any ideas? Thanks for your
help!-Carrie Nunes @tnunes


#2

Hi Carrie,

You might try hobby/model shops, if you haven’t already. They
often have different types of metal stock in copper, brass and
aluminum.

Dave


#3

Twelve inch lenghts of brass and copper tubing of many widths
can often be found in hobby stores that carry supplies for
minature train devotees.

Marilyn Smith


#4

How about drawing it down fron 5/16 soft tubing. It should get
pretty hard and if you are careful it should be straight. dave

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#5

DS> You might try hobby/model shops, if you haven’t already. They
DS> often have different types of metal stock in copper, brass and
DS> aluminum.

G’day; I have bought straight thin wall telescoping brass
tubing in several diameters up to 1/2" here in NZ, but I expect
your model shops aren’t much different from ours - they probably
get it from America anyway! But it is very useful, for it is
reasonably soft and can be fairly easily drawn down to smaller
sizes - drill a hole in a bit of 1/8th steel plate, polish the
edges with a bit of abrasive paper over a tapered stick and
you’ve got a tube drawing die - crude but useable. Anneal the
brass if it doesn’t draw easily enough. I have a length of
about 3mm dia tube fastened to my sawframe, and bent so it
points down at the work. I attach an old El Cheepo aquarium pump
to it with a length of very flexible 3mm rubber tubing - and
there you go; your saw-line is constantly visible as you cut,
especially if you use a black marker pen background for your
scribed line to show against. –

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#6

you may try the hobby shops. they carry brass and copper tubing
in different shapes that is used in modeling on airplains and
trains. i get it there all of the time.

david


#7

Hi,

Try a catalog called Small parts- 1 800 220 4242. They have
tubing also many other odd items, small bolts, some tools,
telescoping tubing,and much misc.

Hope it helps.

Deb


#8

You might try hobby/model shops, if you haven’t already. They
often have different types of metal stock in copper, brass and
aluminum.

I’ve found copper and brass tubing at my local hardware store.
I think some of it is used for plumbing.


#9

Our hardware stores carry anything from very tiny (could be used
to make converters for brooches- converting to necklaces) just
large enough to fit over a pin, to several inches in diameter.
(Ace Hardware and True Value) the tubes precut to about a foot
long. There are also various diameters of brass and copper wire
in the same area. I’ve bought these (various diamerters) for
between $.75 and $1.50 per foot.